Purpose of the Framework

The purpose of the framework is to provide a systematic approach for review of all applicable national guidance, reports and strategies and implementation of recommendations to improve patient care, treatment and safety, reducing risk and enabling service development.

National guidance includes recommendations from NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the National Confidential Enquiries, other national clinical audits and studies from approved bodies e.g. the Royal Colleges. This framework is also relevant for recommendations from major inquiries (such as Laming, Francis) and national strategies e.g. End of Life Care Strategy, Dementia Care Strategy, Keogh standards.



The policy encompasses the processes required for the implementation of best practice guidance and recommendations from national reports and publications. This policy applies to all clinical services.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Head of Clinical Effectiveness
Ratified by: CENARG
Date Ratified: November 2023
Date Issued: December 2023
Review Date: November 2026
Target Audience: All clinical staff
Contact name: Head of Clinical Effectiveness


See also:

  • Clinical Effectiveness and Audit Strategy


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